Mina Kimes

Senior Writer and Columnist
ESPN

Award-winning journalist Mina Kimes is a senior writer and the host of The ESPN Daily podcast as well as a radio host and television commentator for ESPN. Since joining ESPN The Magazine in 2014, her profile has grown steadily across the company’s multimedia platforms.

Kimes has written many memorable features and ESPN The Magazine cover stories, including profiles of NFL players like Von Miller, Antonio Brown, and Aaron Rodgers. A regular panelist on Around the Horn, Kimes appears on a variety of other ESPN programs including Highly Questionable, First Take, and The Dan LeBatard Show with Stugotz. On ESPN Radio, she co-hosts The Morning Roast national weekend show with Domonique Foxworth and Clinton Yates, which the trio launched together in January 2017.

A two-time finalist for the Dan Jenkins Medal for Excellence in Sportswriting, Kimes received a National Headliner Award first place honor in 2019 for magazine feature writing. Kimes has also earned numerous awards for business and investigative journalism. 

Kimes graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor of arts in English. She resides in Los Angeles.